yppasswd for password sync

gcarter at valinux.com gcarter at valinux.com
Wed Nov 1 13:36:14 GMT 2000

> Jason Todd wrote:
> > The problem I've run accross is that 'yppasswd' (when 
> > run as root) asks for the root password before going 
> > any further.
>         Erk!!!
>         I assume it's linux/bsd, as solaris doesn't do that
>         (the man page says "The use of yppasswd is discouraged,
>          as it is now only a link to  the  passwd(1)  command,
>          which  should be used instead.")
>         It should never prompt for root's passwords if it's
>         called by a process running as root: sounds suspiciously
>         like a bug!


Are you running yppasswd on the NIS master?  If not, you 
will be prompted for a root password.  I think even on Solaris
Dave :-)

Cheers, jerry
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